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Unitrends Boomerang Named 2015 Cloud Computing Product of the Year

Unitrends, the leader in cloud empowered continuity solutions, has announced that TMC, a global, integrated media company, has named Unitrends Boomerang™ a 2015 Cloud Computing Product of the Year. This award, presented by Cloud Computing magazine, honours vendors with the most innovative, useful and beneficial cloud products and services that have been brought to market in the past year.

Boomerang is an easy-to-use and cost-effective virtual appliance for replicating VMware virtual machines (VMs) to the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud for low-cost backup and disaster recovery. Boomerang also automatically remodels replicated VMs to native Amazon Machine Images (AMIs) for fast execution, providing an ideal solution for migrating on-premise systems to the cloud and for Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS).

Boomerang significantly reduces the expenses associated with protecting VMs in the cloud by utilising the Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) and enabling network optimisation. The solution also employs a “pilot light” approach for disaster recovery, which automatically converts stored VMs into AMIs for high-performance computing. Additionally, Boomerang can restore these AMIs as ready-to-run VMs back in the data centre as needed.

“Recognising leaders in the advancement of cloud computing, TMC is proud to announce Unitrends Boomerang as a recipient of the Cloud Computing Product of the Year,” said Rich Tehrani, CEO, TMC. “Unitrends is being honoured for its achievement in bringing innovation and excellence to the market, while leveraging the latest technology trends.”

Specifically architected for VMware environments, Boomerang takes into account local vSphere architecture for storage and networking. It also allows for simple two-way remodelling capabilities, so VMs may be moved back and forth between the data centre and the cloud. Through the centralised dashboard, administrators can easily select and prioritise which VMs will be protected in the cloud.

“This latest honour from TMC underscores the tangible value Boomerang customers across four continents are realising each day – cost-effective hybrid disaster recovery, quick cloudbursting capabilities and easy migration of VMs to the cloud,” said Dr. Mark Campbell, Unitrends CTO. “Boomerang has been used by companies to perform thousands of VM replications to date. It’s gratifying to see the virtual appliance earn industry recognition as an acclaimed cloud-based solution.”

Read the official press release from Unitrends here.

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